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Research Facilities

UMMC offers access to several research facilities to support our investigators.


Clinical Research and Trials Unit

The UMMC Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU) is located on the seventh floor of the adult University Hospital. This state-of-the-art unit is comprised of:

  • 22 inpatient & outpatient participant rooms, including two bariatric rooms and a 3-room negative pressure suite
  • 8-chair infusion center
  • Research pharmacy for investigational drug dispensing
  • Research lab for research sample processing, storage, and shipment

The CRTU employs clinical trialists for participant monitoring and oversight. If the study investigator has personnel needs, including after-hours services, the Clinical Research Support Group (CRSP) can assist.

Investigators, coordinators, nurses, and other support staff may also take advantage of our conference room, work spaces, computers, printers, and docking stations. 

Pediatric Clinical Trial Unit

Located on the second floor of the adult University Hospital, the Pediatric Clinical Trial Unit includes four private exam rooms equipped with pediatric equipment and resources.

UMMC Biobank

The UMMC Biobank has dedicated biorepository specialists for consenting patients and specimen processing. Our consent allows access to historical and future clinical data through the electronic health record (EHR) to facilitate in-depth translational research. Samples collected include whole blood, serum, plasma, white blood cells, tumor and normal tissue.

Outpatient Clinical Trial Unit

Located in the University Rehabilitation building, the Outpatient Clinical Trial unit offers four private exam rooms and lab processing space.